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  Inferiority complex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the fields of psychology and psychoanalysis, an inferiority complex is a feeling that one is inferior to others in some way.
Unlike a normal feeling of inferiority, which can act as an incentive for achievement, an inferiority complex is an advanced state of discouragement, often resulting in a retreat from difficulties.
A primary inferiority feeling is rooted in the young child's original experience of weakness, helplessness, and dependency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Inferiority_complex   (289 words)

 inferiority complex --  Encyclopædia Britannica
a psychological sense of inferiority that is wholly or partly unconscious.
The Golgi complex, or Golgi apparatus, is a membranous structure composed of stacks of thin sacs.
The whole complex is a rectangle measuring 1,900 feet (580 meters) by 1,000 feet (305 meters), aligned north and south.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9042390   (887 words)

 Re: [Assam] Do Assamese have an inferiority complex?
Inferiority complex has made the State's people opt for English instead of their own language in all spheres of their life.
This complex is luring the guardians to send their wards to the English medium schools.
The inferiority complex of the State's people is affecting their life in other areas also.
www.mail-archive.com /assam@assamnet.org/msg04035.html   (1097 words)

 Cyclist Inferiority by John Forester
By considering cyclists inferior to motorists, government can deny to cyclists some of the important rights that apply, in legal terms, to drivers of vehicles, but which are commonly supposed to apply to motorists, because cyclists and motorists are the only significant users of the nation's roadways.
Thirty percent of car-bike collisions in the Cross study (mid 1970s) are caused by the cyclist obeying the precepts of bike-safety education.
The psychological application of the phrase cyclist inferiority refers to the cyclist-inferiority phobia, complex, or superstition, depending on severity of the case.
www.sheldonbrown.com /cyclist_inferiority.html   (807 words)

 Managing Inferiority
An inferiority complex causes one to completely belittle himself, or to become unduly sensitive, or to constantly seek for praise and approval, or to adopt an overcritical attitude toward others.
A dictionary definition of the word inferior, as it relates to the human psyche, is that it is an idea or set of ideas bound emotionally that makes one feel less than his fellow man.
Inferiority will have no place in the life of one who refuses to compensate for feelings of inferiority by human methods of reasoning that never come to an end.
www.bethelcog.org /CL_ManagingInferiority.htm   (3391 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Inferiority complex
In his analysis of individual development, Adler stressed the sense of inferiority, rather than sexual drives, as the motivating force in human life....
Inferiority : quotations: Inferiority: Wherever an inferiority complex exists,…
Wherever an inferiority complex exists, there is a good reason for it.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=Inferiority+complex   (131 words)

 BehaveNet® Clinical Capsule™: inferiority complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Inferiority complex is a term attributed to and adopted by Adler though, according to the Ansbachers (p.
  It refers to those feelings of inferiority which are personal as opposed to universal and which are so overwhelming that they undermine an individual's courage to move forward with life, to meet and overcome obstacles, and to develop and make a contribution to the community.
  The term inferiority complex applies when inferiority feelings cease to be a spur to further growth and become themselves a rationale for hesitation, an excuse for loss of courage, an alibi for failure.*
www.behavenet.com /capsules/professions/psy/Adlerian/inferioritycomplex.htm   (149 words)

 John Locke Foundation | Inferiority Complex
An inferior good is one that you purchase because you are under very restrictive income constraints; you would make a different choice if you had more money to spend.
If you purchase ground beef instead of steak when your cash flow is low, ground beef is an inferior good for you.
Likewise if you rent videos to limit spending, instead of seeing the films at double the price in a theater, videos may be an inferior good for you.
www.johnlocke.org /fmm/display.html?id=2257   (694 words)

 The Yale Herald - February 15, 2002 - Working through the Harvard inferiority complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tigers must suffer from a worse inferiority complex than Yalies do in order to explain why their alumni giving rate exceeds ours by 18 percent.
A healthy inferiority complex motivates Yalies to reach for goals even loftier than the ones we set for ourselves in high school.
Yet in thinking that we're inferior to Harvard, we share the spirit of Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan; we feel as if we've been cheated by undeserving prodigies like Tara Lipinski, so we fight for another chance at the gold.
www.yaleherald.com /article.php?Article=253   (688 words)

 iafrica.com | news | sa news 'Africans have inferiority complex'
Africans had a centuries-old inferiority complex instilled by colonialists, ousted Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide told a conference in Pretoria on Tuesday.
He said "pseudo-science" had been used to fuel this inferiority complex and racism, as well as propagating "historical amnesia" in order to distort historical truths.
A "psychological awakening" of Africans was needed to advance the continent’s renaissance.
iafrica.com /news/sa/450727.htm   (275 words)

 Raising Children - Prevent Inferiority Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Usually rejection by family and friends, or exceedingly high expectations is often the root cause of an inferiority complex.
A child's view of herself is based on the things she is being told, the specific situations she experiences, and the way she is treated; a picture of her "self" evolves.
Children suffering from an inferiority complex isolate themselves from others and become preoccupied with their feelings of inferiority.
www.indiaparenting.com /raisingchild/data/raisingchild238.shtml   (822 words)

 PUERTO RICO REPORT: Lawmakers’ Inferiority Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Much of warring among lawmakers is par for the course at the Capitol and may be a sign that they are doing their jobs.
But part of it may be a way for them to deal with what could be an inferiority complex in the wake of the Calderón showdown.
A University of Puerto Rico study released this month found that political status is the No. 1 priority of island lawmakers, but that such burning issues of the day as unionization of public employees did not catch lawmakers' attention in defining their legislative agendas.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2002/vol6n09/PRR0609-en.shtml   (806 words)

 inferiority complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Inferiority is the feeling of being less or incomplete when compared to others.
Offcourse we are bound to feel inferior, because we attach success to the quantum of possessions.
Become means in the hands of God who has never made inferior living being and non living being.
www.divinefeelings.com /inferior.htm   (687 words)

 Guardian | Murdoch: US must ditch 'inferiority complex'
Referring to the American people as "we", Mr Murdoch said the public was far too worried about what the rest of the world thought of the US's declaration of war on Iraq.
He said he believed Americans had an "inferiority complex" about world opinion and that Iraqis would eventually welcome US troops as liberators.
We have an inferiority complex, it seems," he said at the Milken Institute Global Conference yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4640051-103550,00.html   (442 words)

 Daizenshuu EX :: View topic - Vegeta: Inferiority Complex
People who have superiority complexes don't feel the need to prove themselves, they are arrogant enough to believe they have nothing to prove.
Even Trunks was aware of Vegeta's complex, he didn't want his father to know that he was second banana to the strongest good guy on the battlefield, Trunks himself.
Thus is the cycle of the inferiority complex of Vegeta.
db.schuby.org /daizex/viewtopic.php?t=490   (1931 words)

 "Educated" to Feel Inferior
Specifically, I will explain (a) how most of us, the Africans, were "educated" to feel inferior, (b) the terrible consequences of inferiority complex, i.e., low self-esteem, in Africa, especially in Nigeria, and (c) then present the ONLY powerful solution to revert this inferiority complex so that Africa can meaningfully grow and develop.
I was thoughtlessly taught (and children are still being thoughtlessly taught today), that "oyibo bu ndi muo," (white men are naturally spirits)," "oyibo bu agbara," (white men are wizards by nature), and "America ilu oba" (which suggests that white man's country is naturally the land of kings).
That powerful force is inferiority complex (also called "mental slavery").
academic.udayton.edu /race/06hrights/GeoRegions/Africa/Africa01.htm   (1509 words)

 Views on Article - Prevent Inferiority complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I have inferiority complex, as diagnosed by a clinical psychologist.After reading your article, it's clear to me that the cause is my father.
I wrestle with this complex also, inspite of the fact that I have an undergrad, have been accepted to top grad schools, athletic, sing like a bird, and can speak well publically.
The constant comparing, negative self comments, and "everything is unfair" attitude has me at a loss of what to do or how to respond to her constant self-deprecating comments.
www.indiaparenting.com /raisingchild/data/raisingchild238book.shtml   (1857 words)

 Inferiority complex
One interesting observation I have made over the years is that the people with all sorts of confidence in themselves are not always the most intelligent.
As I have gotten to know, over the years, various people who seemed to abound in confidence I have come to realize that they often lacked seriously in good judgment and good sense, weren't especially knowledgeable, and that they were sometimes very ignorant, foolish people.
The person with the inferior feelings is often the person with unreasonably high objectives and standards and expectations for himself; who is always setting for himself very difficult or impossible tasks; who ignores easy tasks and focuses on the difficult; who is always digging beneath the surface of things.
pages.prodigy.net /jmiller.cb/a389.html   (555 words)

 Did TAMILIANS' genes programmed with INFERIORITY COMPLEX?
Reason is Tamilians are seeing fl as a 'inferior' colour and wanted to put medicine to their inferiority complex by keeping white heroine to a fl hero..
Tamilians are feeling inferior of themselves that when it comes to a competition of Hindi Vs Tamil, Tamil may loose so they want oppose hindi by putting Tar on Hindi words...
Also i could not accept that inferiority complex is the reason for not producing leaders/industrialists among the tamils.
www.sysindia.com /forums/General_Discussion/posts/59503.html   (1929 words)

 inferiority complex
In psychology, a complex or cluster of repressed fears, described by Alfred Adler, based on physical inferiority.
The term is popularly used to describe general feelings of inferiority and the overcompensation that often ensues.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0012033.html   (86 words)

 Philadelphia's Inferiority Complex
As a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I often see patients who feel inferior, and it is tempting to compare Philadelphia’s “inferiority complex” with patients’ feelings of inferiority.
They may consult a surgeon practicing in New York, thinking he (or she) must be superior by virtue of location, even when Philadelphia surgeons may have a national reputation in the particular specialty.
Patients’ feelings of inferiority frequently prove to result from unconscious guilt and anxiety about doing well.
www.lawrenceblum.com /philadelphiainferior.htm   (620 words)

 On Arrogance, Humbleness, and Inferiority Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
While throughout history humanity had agreed on the evil of arrogance and the virtue of humbleness (despite its failures in practice), this century has seen new dogmas that aim at changing the definitions of good and evil.
According to him, life is a continuous struggle to move from a position of inferiority to a position of significance.
Those who fail to make the progress, develop inferiority complex, which can be treated by increasing self-esteem.
www.central-mosque.com /fiqh/ahinf1.htm   (1065 words)

 Inferiority complex - OneLook Dictionary Search
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inferiority complex : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
noun: a sense of personal inferiority arising from conflict between the desire to be noticed and the fear of being humiliated
www.onelook.com /?w=Inferiority+complex&ls=a   (198 words)

 My Church's Inferiority Complex - BuildingChurchLeaders.com
But in Appalachia, we still combat stereotypes, and losing to them, we suffer from inferiority complexes.
Curing a church-wide inferiority complex can't be done until the cause is found, and there are several contributing factors.
I was only beginning to see it myself, but we had begun to address the causes of our ecclesiastical inferiority complex.
www.christianitytoday.com /bcl/areas/community/articles/051904.html   (1785 words)

 Philosophy's Inferiority Complex
If this problem goes uncorrected, there may well come a point in American history where all institutions will breakdown.
This complex is seen most clearly by observing the nihilism in our culture and projecting that nihilism into the future.
The intellectuals trained in our universities have essentially given up their minds and are engaged in a wanton campaign of destruction of everything that relates to values, freedom and individual rights.
www.insmkt.com /philosophy.htm   (1934 words)

 Wufei Chang: Inferiority Complex   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It should be pretty obvious that Wufei's got some serious problems with inferiority.
He is constantly searching for a "true battle" against a "worthy opponent' so that he can prove to himself that he is not weak.
I've read that the reason for his feelings of inferiority is that he was unable to save his wife Meiran from being killed in a battle.
www.users.csbsju.edu /~jaziegle/wufei.htm   (620 words)

 Crabtree"s inferiority complex - UrbanPlanet.org
This news comes just weeks after the reconstruction plans on the former Four points hotel into a Westin hotel were scrapped and a new building for the Westin was to built with retail.
I definitely don't think Crabtree has an inferiority complex at all.
I don’t think Crabtree feels that it is inferior but they are realizing that there are a lot more choices in the Triangle and the must try to keep their customer base.
www.urbanplanet.org /forums/index.php?showtopic=11939   (1869 words)

 LAist: The Inferiority Complex: Malibu
LAist was fascinated with this week's Premiere of FOX TV's groundbreaking slave-labor, fix-up condo monstrosity "The Complex: Malibu" in which eight couples are given demolished condos to live in, fix up and sell in the most beautiful city in all of Los Angeles -- Malibu!
Each week, of course, the worst contractors (er, Contestants) are fired off the job (er, Evicted) which will eventually whittle the group down to one couple who will, in the sexiest of all reality TV concepts, let them keep the profits after a real estate company sells the complex to the highest bidder.
As for the city of Malibu itself, "The Complex: Malibu" has seen fit to give us sprawling views of surfers, sea-gulls, lush hillsides (see above), the inside of these broken condos and a Sears somewhere obviously not in Malibu.
www.laist.com /archives/2004/09/01/the_inferiority_complex_malibu.php   (357 words)

 "Inferiority Complex"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
And no, I did not get told I have inferiority complex.
The OP needs to stop posting unless she gets over her "superferiority complex".
Yeah it's annoying how much people get attacked around here, people are allowed to have their own opinions.
www.collegeconfidential.com /discus/messages/5/66032.html   (140 words)

 John D. Mitchell's Blog: Java's Inferiority Complex?
Is the incessant chatter about Microsoft and it's products by various Java "celebrities" just a sign of an inferiority complex or is it a manifestation of a completely rational fear?
However, there is a strong undertone even in many of the technical discussions of fear of MS and its products dominating the landscape.
At the level of chatter about Java as a platform vs..Net as a platform and higher into the community and business ramifications, the fear/inferiority complex (at the heart of my question) manifests itself as various forms of marketing hype (aka "posturing") and mud-slinging (and lawsuits :-).
weblogs.java.net /pub/wlg/718   (244 words)

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